Genetic Counseling and Nursing Trainees

Genetic Counseling Trainees

  • UAB Genetic Counseling Program Collaboration


    HudsonAlpha’s genetic counseling team works closely with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Genetic Counseling Training Program faculty and students to provide content, teaching tools and student experiences related to genomic medicine and genetic counseling. For more information about this collaboration, please contact keast@hudsonalpha.org.

  • Student Research


    The genetic counselors at HudsonAlpha regularly serve on genetic counseling student research and thesis committees for projects relevant to genomic medicine and genetics education. See our current and past student research project list below. For more information or to talk with us about working with you on your project or thesis, please contact keast@hudsonalpha.org.

  • Genomic Counseling Summer Mini-Rotation


    HudsonAlpha offers a two-week summer mini-rotation for one rising second year genetic counseling student in an ACGC accredited program. The selected student will work alongside HudsonAlpha’s team of genetic counselors and gain valuable insight into the diverse roles genetic counselors can play in cutting edge genomic medicine, research and education. The mini-rotation student is selected through a competitive application process.

    A $400 stipend will be provided upon completion of the program. Housing accommodations are included. Travel to and within the Huntsville area is the responsibility of the selected student.

    Important Dates:

    2018 Mini-rotation: July 23-August 3
    Applications due: 5 pm CST, January 12
    Notification of selection status: week of January 22

    Experiences will include:

    • Genomic counseling at The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine
    • Genomic counseling as part of ongoing clinical research projects at HudsonAlpha
    • Observation in the Clinical Sequencing Laboratory and with the bioinformatics team to better understand the wet-lab and data analysis side of genome sequencing
    • Hands-on experience analyzing genomic variants for pathogenicity
    • Providing education and support to patients and providers participating in Information is Power, a population screening initiative for hereditary cancer
    • Attendance at educational meetings and seminars
    • Participation in educational outreach activities

    To apply:

    Please submit the following materials via email to keast@hudsonalpha.org:

    1. 1-2 page personal statement answering the questions “Why are you interested in participating in this mini-rotation?” and “If selected, what do you hope to get out of this experience?”
    2. Copy of your current resume or CV
    3. One letter of recommendation from a Genetic Counseling Program faculty member

    You will receive notification that your application is received and complete. Please contact keast@hudsonalpha.org if you do not receive this notification.

Nursing Trainees

  • UAH College of Nursing Partnership

    HudsonAlpha, in collaboration with the UAH College of Nursing, provides education and training in genetics and genomics for nurses. Second year nursing students visit HudsonAlpha for a day of hands-on experiences and learning. In addition, HudsonAlpha genetic counselors provide lecture support and faculty training for the UAH College of Nursing to increase the genetics and genomics concepts taught throughout the curriculum. For more information, please contact keast@hudsonalpha.org.

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